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Based on this article "Sleep vs Coma vs Anesthesia",

Is general anesthesia or coma considered Halachicly as sleep and in what aspects (like should one say Hamapil before or Birkas Hatorah after or wash hands etc)?

  • Related: judaism.stackexchange.com/q/73688/9682 – DonielF Feb 27 at 22:24
  • In terms of most halachot, I believe that it is. I think there's a rule that one who is unaware of his actions cannot be responsible for consequences. E.g. if a sleeping person spoke in his sleep and, say, agreed to marry a woman, I think the marriage is not valid. General, and sometimes local anesthesia causes sleep or drowsiness. I think medically-speaking a coma is considered a "long sleep". – DanF Feb 27 at 23:24
  • I'm not convinced there is a Halakhic status of sleep fwiw. All the examples you've brought are subject to dispute – Double AA Feb 27 at 23:52

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